Dua Lipa’s ‘Radical Optimism’ Tops UK Album Chart as US Sales Predictions Revised UPWARDS Again

Published: Saturday 11th May 2024 by Sam

Dua Lipa has ample cause for celebration.

For, the songbird’s newly hatched album ‘Radical Optimism’ has triumphed in the UK and looks set to exceed initial expectations in the United States.

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The LP, which serves as Lipa’s third, premiered at #1 on the Official UK Album Chart – and made history in the process.

Because, in selling 46,300 units first week, the ‘Houdini’-led album delivered the highest first-week sales from a female artist in three years.

More broadly, ‘Optimism’ arrives with the highest first-week sales of a British act in the UK thus far this year.

The record also becomes the singer’s first to launch atop the coveted count. For, while 2020’s hit-heavy ‘Future Nostalgia’ also enjoyed a stint at #1, it leaped into said spot during its second week.

Stateside, Lipa is now outpacing earlier predictions.

As reported, early performance saw the album on track to debut with 55,000-65,000 units equivalent units. The number was then revised upwards, putting the star on course to score her highest US opening.

Now, per Hits Daily Double, Lipa is set to leap in even higher than projected, with a new sum of almost 84,000. 

Suffice it to say, should the number hold, it will be a testament to the enduring potency of promotion, as – unlike many of her peers – the performer has proven far from promo-shy. Indeed, during launch week, she rocked Saturday Night Live, a Times Square mini-concert, and made a host of additional appearances to support her latest body of work.

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  1. Ms.Ling Ling 🤰🏻🥠🥡🥢 May 11, 2024

    Congrats to our Beautiful Pop Queen. This is also her biggest debut in US as well. More power to this amazing woman. I hate that overrated Mayo-r Swish is blocking the # 1 spot. Anyways, for those haters saying this is her flop era, y’all can go kiss her natural born Albanian ass. Dua stays winning!!!

  2. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) May 11, 2024

    Bravo! Do it Dua💅🏻 Diva enjoys this record so much. I can’t put it down even I was 69ing with my man🍆 🍰

  3. Normani Da Stan May 11, 2024


    That farm album could never

  4. KAREN May 11, 2024

    With all that promo she still can’t crack 100k. FLOP

    • Ms.Ling Ling 🤰🏻🥠🥡🥢 May 12, 2024

      go to HELL, karen!

  5. Yo May 11, 2024

    Because, in selling 46,300 units first week, the ‘Houdini’-led album delivered the highest first-week sales from a female artist in three years.

    How can this be true?

    • Aj May 11, 2024

      The UK is a much smaller market than the US. Albums that hit number one frequently sell between 25-30k these days in their first week.

      • Yo May 12, 2024

        Yes but taylor swift sold 270k a couple of weeks ago.

    • Aj May 12, 2024

      Biggest sales by a UK artist!

    • Miss Messy May 12, 2024

      Anyone with a functioning brain could understand this. It’s sad that 6 ppl have to explain it to you😳

    • Ms.Ling Ling 🤰🏻🥠🥡🥢 May 12, 2024

      Yo is such a dumb ass r*****. cant read, cant think, lol

  6. These Walls! May 12, 2024

    This is good for her. She improved from her last album debut. She could have probably hit number 1 if she released after Billie. She did much better than the early forecast predictions.

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